History

[Illustration: History]

Institute

[Foto: Gebäude des hochdynamischen Fahrsimulators]

2022
120 years ika Aachen

2019
Reorganization of the institute structure into six research areas

2016
Official opening of the high-fidelity driving simulator and it's new building

2010
Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. L. Eckstein

2007
Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. S. Gies

2002
100 years ika Aachen

[Photo: new building at Seffent-Melaten]

1995
Relocation to the newly constructed institute building at the campus extension of the RWTH-Aachen (Seffent-Melaten)

1993
Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. H. Wallentowitz

1989
 Opening of the institutes own test-track (Seffent-Melaten)

1973/86
Reconstructions inside the manufacturing halls (hydropuls, test bench boxes, transient 4wd test bench)

1971
Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. J. Helling

[Photo: old building at Templergraben]

1957
Relocation into the institute building at the Templergraben, formerly cloth factory Grünzig & Charlier
Prof. Dr.-Ing. E. Essers

1947
Institute for Automotive Engineering and Piston Machines
Prof. Dr.-Ing. E. Essers

1944
Severe damage to the insitute building, total loss of the whole facility

1939
Professorship Institute for Automotive Engineering and Combustion Engines
Prof. Dr.-Ing. E. Marquard

1923
Institute for Automotive Engineering and Combustion Engines
Prof. P. Langer

Teaching and Research Area

[Photo: old building]

1921
Construction of a separate laboratory for MPVs
Prof. P. Langer

1912/13
Experimental work at with vehicles and combustion engines within the scope of the engine laboratory
Prof. P. Langer

1906
Administration of the educational branch of “Automotive Engineering”
Prof. P. Langer

1902
Foundation of the educational branch of “Automotive Engineering”
Prof. R. Lutz

Address

Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika)
RWTH Aachen University

Steinbachstraße 7
52074 Aachen · Germany

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